MANATEE -- Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies and a high of about 90. Heat index values will be make it feel more like 99. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night, the chance of rain drops to 20 percent. The expected low is 77.
Also, a high surf advisory remains in effect for local beaches.